Carlos Espinosa graduated from the program in 2018. During his time at SLU, he took a special interest in research on language acquisition, and says that it helped to form his teaching practices today.
Time to Graduation
What have you been doing since receiving your M.A. from SLU?
I taught Spanish 1, 2, and 3 at Oakville High School for two years, and coached the boys freshman soccer team. Next year, I will be teaching Spanish at Wydown Middle School in the Clayton School District, and I will also coach the high school boys freshmen soccer team. I also just finished my Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University, and completed all my requirements for the Missouri Teaching Certification.
What is your current position?
Spanish teacher and freshman soccer coach
In what ways did the Spanish M.A. program prepare you for what you do today?
The M.A. program gave me the experience I needed in the classroom, and exposed me to the most efficient research on Language Acquisition. This helped me to prepare engaging and effective lessons that have helped my students acquire language at their respective levels.